There are 5 ways to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit by train, plane, bus, car train or car

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Train, fly  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nelspruit (MQP) JNB - MQP

$128 - $314

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Car train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the car train from Pretoria to Nelspruit

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit

$15 - $24

Bus TransLux Express  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Witbank
  2. Take the bus from Witbank to Nelspruit

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Nelspruit 200 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit is to car train which costs R 100 - R 150 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit is to train and fly which costs R 1 800 - R 4 500 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Nelspruit. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Pretoria and Nelspruit is 281 km. The road distance is 320 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs R 220 - R 340.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pretoria station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Nelspruit Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Pretoria to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Nelspruit station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Nelspruit is 320 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Pretoria to Nelspruit.

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  • Distance: 175.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Nelspruit, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Pretoria to Witbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Witbank to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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